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Basic StatsAustin Ekeler's Basic Stats

Austin Ekeler
ADP: 8.8
Bye: 14
Experience: 7
Age: 29.0
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
40 Time: 4.48
Burst Score (Rank): 132.90 (96%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.06 (86%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 6.85

Injury PredictorAustin Ekeler's Injury Guide

Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024

36.3%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

2.6%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024

1.30

Durability

5.00

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 17, 2017 NFL Hand Wrist Fracture Ekeler suffered a broken hand injury during the loss to the Chiefs and played the rest of the season with a cast on his broken left hand.
Aug 19, 2018 NFL Leg Calf Strain Ekeler sat out of the preseason win over the Seahawks with a sore calf
Dec 9, 2018 NFL Cervical Neck Stinger Ekeler aggravated the neck injury during the game vs. the Bengals. He missed two games
Dec 9, 2018 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Ekeler suffered a concussion injury during the game vs. the Bengals. He missed two games
Oct 4, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Ekeler suffered a hamstring injury in the Chargers' game against the Buccaneers. He was placed on IR and missed 6 games
Jan 3, 2021 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Ekeler suffered a concussion during the season finale game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sep 8, 2021 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Ekeler missed practice due to a hamstring injury ahead of the season opener at Washington.
Oct 28, 2021 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Ekeler had a hip issue heading to Week 8 game.
Dec 5, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Bruise Ekeler dealt with "bumps and bruises" following Week 13's win over the Bengals. He was good for the next game.
Dec 12, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Ekeler picked up an ankle sprain in the Week 14 game against the Giants.
Sep 10, 2023 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Ekeler suffered an ankle injury in Week 1 vs. the Dolphins. He returned in Week 6 vs. the Cowboys.

Basic StatsAustin Ekeler's Preseason Player Analysis

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3:20pm EST 12/29/23

Keenan Allen & Josh Palmer out for Week 17

Chargers WRs Keenan Allen (heel) and Josh Palmer (concussion) are out for Sunday’s game vs. the Broncos. That leaves Los Angeles with WRs Quentin Johnston, Jalen Guyton, Alex Erickson, and Derius Davis. None is a recommended Week 17 fantasy starter. RB Austin Ekeler and TE Gerald Everett could see more targets with Allen and Palmer out.

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Chargers QB Justin Herbert will miss the rest of the season after fracturing the index finger in his right (throwing) hand, according to multiple reports. That leaves fifth-year QB Easton Stick to pilot the offense over the final four games. Stick has been with the Chargers since they drafted him in Round 5 back in 2019, but he had attempted just one regular season pass before Sunday. Stick went a forgettable 13 of 24 passing for 179 yards after taking over against the Broncos, throwing no TDs or INTs but fumbling twice (losing one). His 2023 preseason also proved unimpressive, including a 60.3% completion rate, 5.2 yards per pass attempt, 1 TD, 2 INTs, and a 9.0% sack rate. The QB situation obviously downgrades everyone on the Chargers' offense. WR Keenan Allen should remain usable. Stick targeted Allen on 37.5% of his attempts against Denver. He threw another 20.8% toward RB Austin Ekeler, the only other Chargers offensive piece you should still consider using. WRs Quentin Johnston and Joshua Palmer and TE Gerald Everett look droppable for other options. Herbert should have plenty of time to recover ahead of the 2024 season.

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Chargers QB Justin Herbert fractured his right index finger in Sunday's loss to the Broncos, HC Brandon Staley said afterward. "Given where we are in the season, a fracture could mean his season is over," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted. We should get more details on Herbert's status on Monday, but the 5-8 Chargers have no reason to rush Herbert back. QB Easton Stick will take over for however long Herbert is out. The 2019 fifth-round pick had one regular-season pass attempt before going 13-of-24 for 179 yards in relief of Herbert today. Stick is obviously a significant downgrade for this Chargers offense.

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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He'll be back for Monday night's game vs. the Cowboys. Ekeler is five weeks removed from his high-ankle sprain, so he should be relatively close to 100%.

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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) was a full-go in Thursday's practice. It's confirmation that he's set to return for Monday night's game vs. the Cowboys. We'll see how Ekeler looks coming off the high-ankle sprain, but he belongs locked into season-long starting lineups.

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